She’s not a Conservative and she’s never been the member of any political party before.
But one Vancouver woman is hoping others like her join the Conservative Party to have a say in who becomes party leader.
Jen Donovan says seeing Donald Trump elected south of the border helped influence her idea, especially when many doubted he would even win the Republican nomination.
“It made me really prioritize thinking about who I want sitting across the table when we have a system where it’s so often the case where we have a minority government, or we have two really competing parties.”
That’s pushed her to organize an event called “Queering the Conservative Party” at Vancouver’s Cafe Du Soleil on Saturday, with the intent to talk about candidates and sign up members who could help influence the party’s direction.
“There is such a spectrum of platforms and what people are bringing up as issues and ideas. And there might be some values that align a little bit more with me than others.”
Members who join the Conservatives before March 28th can vote for their next party leader.